PM hails snow peas export to London from J&K

PM hails snow peas export to London from J&K


Srinagar, June 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Jammu and Kashmir has achieved a big milestone with local edible snow peas being exported to London.

Speaking at his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme, Modi said Jammu and Kashmir achieved a big milestone when the first consignment of snow peas was sent to London from south Kashmir’s Pulwama district last month.

“What Jammu and Kashmir achieved last month is an example for the people across the country”, the PM said during the programme.

The prime minister’s comments on the topic were posted by J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on X (formerly Twitter) with a photograph of the edible species.

The snow pea is an edible pod pea with flat pods and thin pod walls. It is eaten whole, with both the seeds and the pod, while it is unripe.

“Snow and sugar snap peas are an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 100 percent of your daily needs in just 3.5 ounces (100 grams). Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant associated with impressive health benefits, such as reduced heart disease risk and improved blood pressure control and immunity”, experts said.


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